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 Philander Burnham

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Philander Burnham

Birth
Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death
25 Jun 1877 (aged 56)
Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Burial
Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
61941189 View Source

SUDDEN DEATH
On Saturday morning last, June 25, 1877 occurred the very sudden death of Mr. Philander Burnham, living a few miles north of here, Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, one of the most respected and worthy men of this vicinity. On the day before his death he, with part of his family, was in town apparently strong and hearty. On going out the next morning to help milk the cows, he exerted himself very slightly while getting a cow to stand still, and immediately after raising up from a sitting posture, fell dead on the ground. Heart disease, with its hasty summons wrought the great change when least expected. The exertion was no more violent than that necessary in walking a few times across a room, yet the time for the last heart throb had come and in a moment the busy life was still. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Burnham, near relatives of deceased, of Ottumwa, were telegraphed for and came in time to attend the funeral services next day. Rev. Hooker conducted the services, which were attended by a large number of friends, several coming from town. The deceased was buried on the farm.
Philander Burnham was born May 6, 1821 in St. Albans, Vermont to S. L., Burnham. He married Martha C. Gillman and had two known children, Gilbert and Gertrude. Mr. Burnham came to this region from St. Albans, Vermont about two years ago, and by his many good qualities has made friends and gained the esteem of all. He leaves behind his worthy consort and seven children mostly grown up, three of them being in the eastern states.
Information found in The Villisca Review, Thursday, June 7, 1877.
Philander Burnham was born in St. Albans, Vermont in 1821. He was a 40 year old farmer from Eden (Lamoille County) Vermont with a wife and six children when he enlisted on September 23, 1861, in the 1st Vermont Calvary. He mustered out on November 18, 1864. He died in 1877, shortly after moving to Montgomery County, Iowa.

This diary (the original is kept at the Vermont Historical Society in Barre, Vermont) covers Philander Burnham's service near Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia from April 1864 to October 1864. His earlier diaries have never been located.

The diary was transcribed in 2007 by his descendent, Arden Launer. Questions can be addressed to elauner_at_gmail.com.

Cover: Philander Burnham Book
Memorandum for 1864

Memorandum of Fire arms belonging to Sergt P Burnham
1st Vermont Cavalry Co I
Colts Revolver No. 6871
Sharps Carbine 34625
one Cavalry Sabre marked Mansfield & Lamb, Forrestdale R.I.
Round back captured at Madison C.H. Va
turned mine over to Capt H C Flint Co. I 1st Vt. Cavalry Sept 10th 1862

SUDDEN DEATH
On Saturday morning last, June 25, 1877 occurred the very sudden death of Mr. Philander Burnham, living a few miles north of here, Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, one of the most respected and worthy men of this vicinity. On the day before his death he, with part of his family, was in town apparently strong and hearty. On going out the next morning to help milk the cows, he exerted himself very slightly while getting a cow to stand still, and immediately after raising up from a sitting posture, fell dead on the ground. Heart disease, with its hasty summons wrought the great change when least expected. The exertion was no more violent than that necessary in walking a few times across a room, yet the time for the last heart throb had come and in a moment the busy life was still. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Burnham, near relatives of deceased, of Ottumwa, were telegraphed for and came in time to attend the funeral services next day. Rev. Hooker conducted the services, which were attended by a large number of friends, several coming from town. The deceased was buried on the farm.
Philander Burnham was born May 6, 1821 in St. Albans, Vermont to S. L., Burnham. He married Martha C. Gillman and had two known children, Gilbert and Gertrude. Mr. Burnham came to this region from St. Albans, Vermont about two years ago, and by his many good qualities has made friends and gained the esteem of all. He leaves behind his worthy consort and seven children mostly grown up, three of them being in the eastern states.
Information found in The Villisca Review, Thursday, June 7, 1877.
Philander Burnham was born in St. Albans, Vermont in 1821. He was a 40 year old farmer from Eden (Lamoille County) Vermont with a wife and six children when he enlisted on September 23, 1861, in the 1st Vermont Calvary. He mustered out on November 18, 1864. He died in 1877, shortly after moving to Montgomery County, Iowa.

This diary (the original is kept at the Vermont Historical Society in Barre, Vermont) covers Philander Burnham's service near Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia from April 1864 to October 1864. His earlier diaries have never been located.

The diary was transcribed in 2007 by his descendent, Arden Launer. Questions can be addressed to elauner_at_gmail.com.

Cover: Philander Burnham Book
Memorandum for 1864

Memorandum of Fire arms belonging to Sergt P Burnham
1st Vermont Cavalry Co I
Colts Revolver No. 6871
Sharps Carbine 34625
one Cavalry Sabre marked Mansfield & Lamb, Forrestdale R.I.
Round back captured at Madison C.H. Va
turned mine over to Capt H C Flint Co. I 1st Vt. Cavalry Sept 10th 1862


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